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want to upgrade to dual core but want to keep my VGA card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sir Psycho, Jun 29, 2007.

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  1. Sir Psycho

    Sir Psycho Thread Starter

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    I am wanting to upgrade my current machine to a dual core Amd 6000+ and DDR2 Ram.
    as the motherboard market is geared towards PCI-E these days I find myself needing to find a quality board that wont break me financially so that i might continue to use my AGP card.

    I am not opposed to PCI-E but spent quite a bit on my 5950 ultra a couple of years back and it preforms remarkably well and i just cant bring myself to replace it.

    would like to have a board with both EIDE and SATA controllers( I run Raid/0)
    and supports at least 3 GB of DDR2 Ram.

    I'm open to all suggestions and have presently only found a couple of ASrock boards with the specs I desire.I have no experience with ASrock products and am totally ignorant as to the quality of their products.:eek:

    As it is probably apparent,cost is the issue here...I spent close to $500 US for that AGP card and I am stubborn and hard headed about wanting to replace it just to get superior performance from a dual core CPU.
    Is DDR3 worth putting this upgrade off for?
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    My thanks go out to all who read this:cool:
     
  2. maxibhoy

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    Asrock boards aren't great. They're jointly manufactured by Asus (a quality brand) and Ecs (a not so quality brand). I think Asus just do the designing and Ecs do the rest. Personally i would go with pci-express. I know it's not what you want to hear but there really aren't too many boards supporting ddr-2 and agp. A few years is a long time for a vid card and while i'm sure it performs well agp boards are getting less and less available so for general upgradeability (which imo is always essential with computers) pci-express is the way to go.
     
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